A pristine winter-white weekend at Beaver Creek … a glistening bride … a gorgeous groom. And you have … a truly awesome wedding!!

Katie and Davis’ December ’08 wedding was sent to us by Little Black Book member Gemini Event Planning. Meg helped them in arranging the most amazing day of their lives. And ~ the images provided to us by THE PHOTOGRAPHERS are honestly beyond beautiful!

Katie chose the first gown she tried on … a Yolanda Couture creation!

all photos courtesy of THE PHOTOGRAPHERS

Here’s a little of their story from Meg at Gemini Event Planning

Katie and Davis, two aspiring actors from Houston, met at a gathering which they have since described as “the worst poetry reading ever.” Davis skirted his boredom that night by watching an amazing redhead. Soon thereafter, he discovered that Katie is not only gorgeous but quite an accomplished vocalist. She won Best Female Vocalist and Best Folk/Acoustic by the Houston Press in both 2006 and 2007. This is where their story began and it wasn’t long before the two were inseparable.

They hosted an intimate winter wedding in the mountains of Colorado, since Texans that stay in Texas for their vows tend to have weddings as big as their state. Winter weddings in Beaver Creek are wonderful because one actually hopes for precipitation. This time we were lucky! The abundance of fresh powder was amazing for early December. Katie and Davis hosted their rehearsal dinner at the 4 Eagle Ranch just outside Beaver Creek with a western theme, mountain sunset, timeless toasts and stories. They were married on December 6th, 2008 at SaddleRidge in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

This night continued the theme of the west, but introduced an elegant and warm feel to the wedding day with rich florals and candlelight. Friends and family surrounded Katie and Davis for the wedding ceremony, wrapped around the grand staircase.

The highlight of the evening was a ballad sung by the bride to the groom. Lots of love….the room never felt warmer.

And from the lovely bride …

We live in Houston, Texas. We chose to be married in Colorado for a few reasons, the main one being we knew we wanted to have a relatively small destination wedding so that we would truly enjoy and remember every minute of the experience. We knew ourselves well enough to know that a smaller event was more our speed. Our priorities were our band, our photographer, and finding a fun and easygoing wedding planner ~ so that is where we started!

Meg Stepanek was our God-sent wedding planner and she made everything from beginning to end not only easy…but FUN! We loved being with Meg and all I can remember each time we talked or worked on something was laughing the whole time!

Our photographers ~ THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ work is just truly amazing and we were SO excited to have them be a part of our wedding.  Jos really takes time to get to know each couple and just made our wedding even more fun and memorable.

I am a musician and my friend and band-mate Paul Beebe fronts a Beatles tribute band called ‘Beetle’.  We knew the dance floor would be crowded all night with Beetle providing their awesome tunes.  Who doesn’t love the Beatles?

My advice if you plan to wed in Colorado: find Meg, get Jos lined up, and choose music that all of your guests will enjoy and want to dance to all night long! We recommend Beetle!

We want to thank Meg at Gemini Event Planning and Jos at The Photographers for sharing these extraordinary images with us!

And … we wish Katie great success for the future, not only as the new Mrs. Rushing … but in her musical career as well!

ps … I kind of LOVE the last photo of Katie & Davis. Classic.

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Katie Rushing (formerly … Katie Stuckey) and her band were selected by the Houston Press and fans as Best Country (2008), Best Folk Acoustic (2007) and Best Female Vocalist (2007 and 2008). Nominated again in 2009 for Best Country/Roots. They are currently working on their new album, Two Bears, One Statue due for release in late 2009!

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Credits: Wedding Consultant/Planner: Meg Stepanek, Gemini Event Planning; The Photographers; Site Coordinator: Molly Massey, Vail Resorts; Florist: Rose Petals of Vail; Caterer: Saddle Ridge at Beaver Creek;  Officiant: Dr. Gary Johnson; Invitations: Spice Paper Designs; Music: Beetle